Webinar: Ex-ante impact assessment of the new EU Adaptation Strategy

Despite measures to mitigate its effects, climate change is already having serious consequences in Europe and worldwide. Therefore, as part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will adopt a new strategy to help the EU adapt.

The European Commission is therefore undertaking an impact assessment for the new EU Adaptation Strategy in line with the Better Regulation Guidelines. Ricardo and Trinomics are supporting the European Commission with this impact assessment, including stakeholder engagement activities which are an important element of the process.

On behalf of the European Commission (DG Climate Action), Ricardo is organising a webinar on the ex-ante impact assessment of the new EU Adaptation Strategy where we will give an overview of the impact assessment, present the interim results of the open public consultation and have a discussion with a panel of experts.

Key details

Date: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:30 – 12:30 CEST

Registration: Attendance is open to all however in order to receive access to the relevant platform please register here. On registering you will receive the link to attend the webinar.

Background information: you can find further information on the consultation process (including the Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment) here, while the Commission’s Blueprint accompanying the consultation in order to provide context, indicate possible directions of development and stimulate the debate can be downloaded here.

Open public consultation: you can complete the consultation here.

Social media: If you wish to post on Twitter about the webinar, please use #ClimateResilientEurope

Contact: If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email [email protected]   

Who should attend?

  • Governmental institutions, including Member State representatives from relevant ministries and agencies, regional authority representatives, local authority representatives
  • International organisations, including development banks
  • Civil society, including non-governmental organisations and the academia and research sector
  • Businesses and industry associations
  • Any associated EU institutions
  • General public


Please see the final agenda below. 

Time (CEST)


10:30 -10:35

Welcome & Keynote
Mrs Yvon Slingenberg, Director of DG Climate Action, European Commission

10:35 - 10:40

Introduction to the webinar
Ms Andrea Illes, Principle Consultant, Ricardo

10:40 -11:30

Expert panel discussion 
Mrs Elena Visnar-Malinovska, Head of Adaptation Unit, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Expert panel:
Ms Connie Hedegaard, former Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-2014), Chair of EU Mission Board on 'Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation'.
Dr Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh.
Ms Catherine Gamper, Climate Change Adaptation. OECD Directorate for Environment.
Ms Sarah Schonfeld, Directrice de l'Etablissement national, Comite 21.

11:30 – 11:45

Questions from the audience

11:45 – 12:00

Overview of the impact assessment 
Mr Matthew Smith, Senior Consultant, Trinomics 

11:20 – 12:10

Stakeholder activites and interim results of the OPC 
Ms Andrea Illes, Principle Consultant, Ricardo

12:10 – 12: 25

Questions from the audience

12:25 – 12:30

Mr Matthew Smith, Senior Consultant, Trinomics

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